MUMBAI: The highly anticipated trailer for actor Shahid Kapoor's upcoming movie 'Jersey' has finally been dropped on Tuesday. The cricket-themed film which also stars Mrunal Thakur is a remake of a Telugu National Award-winning movie of the same name.
Mrunal took to his Instagram handle and shared it along with the caption, "Unleash the power of dreams for the ones you love! Here's presenting the #JerseyTrailer."
Gripping the fans with excitement, 'Jersey' sees Shahid in a never-before-seen avatar. Set against the backdrop of India's favourite sport, cricket, the movie highlights the story of an underdog and celebrates the human spirit.
The almost 3-minute long trailer for 'Jersey' takes the audience into the life of a former cricketer played by Shahid and his wife, played by Mrunal. It opens with a jobless Shahid trying to fulfil his son's dream to buy a jersey. After trying to get his wife to give him some money and getting her refusal, he then goes door-to-door, trying to arrange money but eventually ends up trying to steal money from his wife's wallet.
In a tug of war between the protagonist's love for family, the various complications he faces and his passion for cricket, he is offered the job of an assistant coach of a cricket team though he seems hesitant. Upping the ante on the furore, the trailer of the movie gives glimpses of his life as a cricketer and the things that led to his exit from the game.
With the dream of representing team India one day and fulfilling his son's wish for a jersey as a gift, a man in his mid-30s returns to cricket by the end of the trailer.
'Jersey' has been mounted on a lavish scale by its presenter Allu Aravind and producers Aman Gill, Dil Raju and S Naga Vamsi. Aravind was even spotted today at the trailer launch event of 'Jersey'.
Other than Shahid and Mrunal, it also features Pankaj Kapur in a pivotal role. The movie has been directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Gowtam Tinnanuri, who has also helmed the original Telugu 'Jersey'.
The music directors of 'Kabir Singh', Sachet and Parampara, have composed chart-busting tunes for Shahid once again in 'Jersey'. The film will release in theatres on December 31, 2021.(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)